Kuki Baptist ‘Youth Connect 2019’ concludes
Kuki Baptist ‘Youth Connect 2019’ an event of spiritual and sports concluded today at Kuki Baptist Church,(KBC) Center Church, New lambulane today with participation from about 1500 youths of Kuki baptist churches from the north east states of Nagaland, Assam and comprising of 21 KBC parishes from Manipur
The week long program was held with a mixed event of Sports and spiritual gatherings where sporting events were conducted at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex at noon which was followed by spiritual messages from prominent gospel preachers and Choir song competition at night held at KBC Center Church New Lambulane, Imphal.
Speaking to this reporter, a choir member of KBC parish No.1 Seigoulal Haokip said, “it would have been more comfortable and entertaining had the authority permitted us to organise all the events at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, now we have to travel to KBC Center Church, New Lambulane for our evening spiritual gatherings which is a bit inconvenient for the participants.”
He also thanked the state government for permitting them to use the facilities at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex.
In sports events KBC Parish No. 19, Parish No. 16 and Parish No.1 secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in Men’s Football. In Women’s Volley Ball: Parish No. 4, Parish No. 1 and Parish No. 17 were bagged 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In Tug of War Men’s: Parish No. 1, Parish No. 2 and Parish No. 12/21 secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Women’s Tug of War: Parish No. 1, Parish No. 9 and Parish No. 17 got 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively. In Men’s Short Put: Mr. Mangcha of Parish No. 1, Peter Seiminthang of Parish No. 8 and Ngamjapao of Parish No. 7 were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Women Short Put, Lamneihat of Parish No. 4, Mercy of Parish No. 9 and Hoijalam of Parish No. 2 were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Men’s Race: Kamgunmang of Parish No. 3, Robert of Parish No. 8 and Paolun of Parish No. 19 were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Women Race,Lamcy of Parish No. 8, Zouzam of Parish No. 4 and Vahhoichong of Parish No. 19 were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
In Choir Song Competition: KBC Parish No. 1, Parish No. 19 and Parish No. 9 secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Choreography Competition: KBC Parish No. 16, KBA Nagaland and KBC Parish No. 9 secured 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Best Disciplined Team in Football was awarded to KBC Parish No. 6, Best Discipline Team in Volleyball was awarded to KBA Nagaland and Best Choir Conductor was awarded to KBA Nagaland Choir Conductor.
It may be mentioned that the centenary of the gospel among the Kuki Baptist was celebrated in December 12, 2104 with a theme ‘Forward with Christ’ at Tujang Waichong, Sadar Hills. The first Kuki converted to Christianity was Ngulhao Thomsong who was baptised by William Pettigrew on January 20, 1908 in the then Naga Hills.
Kuki Baptist Convention is one of the largest Christian organisations in Manipur and has 21 Parishes spread across the State and beyond with its administrative office at Imphal and the Kuki Baptist Association Nagaland is also the largest Kuki Baptist Organisation in Nagaland.
The event organised with the theme ‘Igniting our faith’ jointly organised by the Youth Department of Kuki Baptist Convention (KBC), and Kuki Baptist Association (KBA) Nagaland from 3rd - 8th October 2019 at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex, Imphal concluded with Juliana Doungel, Hatneilam Haokip and Hatkhochin Haokip as chief guest, guest of honor and functional president respectively.
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